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Resources for 12th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 12th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we praise, reverence, and serve God] pause Lord, may we always love and revere your Holy Name, for you never fail to help and guide those you establish firmly in your love; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow in unity with God – the source of all good] pause O God, the strength of all who hope in you, mercifully accept our prayers, and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing without you, grant us the help of your grace,… Continue Reading

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Resources for 10th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 10th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow into Christ’s new life] pause O God, from whom all good things come, grant that, by your inspiration, we may discern what is right, and by your merciful guiding may do it; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Many will be preparing for Holy Week and Easter. Can you point to resources that are helpful for Holy Week and Easter? Please put them in the comments. Palm Sunday service Palm Sunday collect (remember Palm Sunday is Passion Sunday) Holy Week collect/opening prayer reflection Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) collect/opening prayer reflection Easter collect/opening prayer… Continue Reading

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Purpose and Structure of the Collect

The opening prayer at the Eucharist Too often the collect is treated as merely another nice prayer cluttering the vestibule of the start of our liturgy. Ideally at the Eucharist individuals arrive and are greeted by the presider – whose greeting is returned. Then we sing together. There is little that could be more unifying… Continue Reading

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Ascension Day

Ascension Day

I walk around the chapels following the Rosary’s mysteries at the Anglican Church in Walsingham and come into the Ascension Chapel. I cannot make out why it is called the Ascension Chapel. There is a painting of Mary… … And then I look up…. Two feet are protruding out of the ceiling… (image above). I… Continue Reading

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When belief shaped praying (part 3)

When belief shaped praying (part 3)

This year, on 4 December, it is the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the first document promulgated by Vatican II. I was invited to write a reflection from an Anglican perspective for Liturgy, the Roman Catholic Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Centre publication. I am grateful that they are happy for… Continue Reading

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